John Nelson, Founder and Senior Consultant, started NEI in 1982 and continues to dedicate his life to
the company he created. John has an extensive engineering background and possesses a wealth of
instrumental knowledge. He is an IEEE Life Fellow, the highest honor bestowed upon an engineer. Also,
John has authored dozens of technical papers on topics such as protection, arc-flash, grounding,
To this day, John spends a majority of his time on-site and in the field rather than at his desk. This gives
him knowledge and perspective on power systems that is unparalleled in the industry.
John received his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder in